Hello, I am new to this forum. I do have chickens, but they are all fine. I have a cat that has barely eaten in the last three weeks. I have tried nightly to tempt him with several types of foods. He will not eat more than a bite or two of anything. He is still drinking. I have been out of work and without health insurance for two years. I finally have a job, but my own medical bills are preventing me from taking this kitty to the vet. He sounded a little respiratory a week ago, but now he sounds fine. I had him neutered in 2000 and he has been a bit heavy. so I have tried to divide out a cup of food into two feedings a day. I had another cat with a stopped up urinary tract and it cost me $475.00. So I have had this cat on urinary tract formula cat food for several years. His tummy is soft..he does not appear to be in pain. He is getting thin and meows a lot...I do not want to just let him starve! I have been smearing hairball stuff on his front paws in case he is stopped up with a hairball, yet no change. Does anyone have any idea's?? I have tried chicken broth, yogurt, sour cream, turkey, ham, crappie....oh yes and scrambled eggs!